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After CB3 Vote, City Decides to Transfer Garden Parcels to Parks Department

Here's the latest tonight from the city regarding the fate of the Children's Magical Garden. As previously reported, Community Board 3 voted last night to ask the city to transfer two parcels within the garden to the GreenThumb Program...

Community Board 3 Strengthens Plea to City Regarding Children’s Magical Garden

Earlier this month, Community Board 3's parks committee endorsed an effort to make the Children's Magical Garden on Norfolk Street permanent.  Last night, the full board chimed in, strengthening a resolution that now goes to city agencies. The garden...

City Weighs Support For Children’s Magical Garden

Last week, we posted a short item regarding the decision by Community Board 3's parks' committee to support a campaign to make the Children's Magical Garden a permanent green space under he auspices of the city's GreenThumb Program.  A...

CB3 Parks Committee Endorses Children’s Magical Garden Preservation Plan

Last night Community Board 3's parks committee voted to support local activists fighting to preserve the Children's Magical Garden.  Last month, developer Serge Hoyda put up a fence within the garden, located at Norfolk and Stanton streets, dividing a...

Rally at Children’s Magical Garden Thursday Before CB3 Meeting

In the past few weeks, members of the Children's Magical Garden on Norfolk Street have been summoning their LES-activist roots for this coming Thursday's Community Board 3 hearing.   Last month, developer Serge Hoyda put up a fence down the...

Children’s Magical Garden Hearing June 13; Quinn, Chin Send Letter

The battle for the Children's Magical Garden on Stanton Street remains at a standstill after developer Serge Hoyda put up a fence earlier this month dividing a parcel he owns from two city-controlled lots.  Garden activists are gearing up...

Standoff at the Children’s Magical Garden; Resolution Elusive So Far

Here's the latest in the battle for the Children's Magical Garden, where real estate developer Serge Hoyda has caused quite a stir this week by putting up a fence to divide a popular neighborhood oasis.  Yesterday afternoon, City Council...

Serge Hoyda’s Workers Return to Children’s Magical Garden

A tipster sent us this photo from the Children's Magical Garden this morning with an update.  She writes that the developer Serge Hoyda's workers have "Put concrete around the fence and tore up bricks that marked the vegetable garden....

Followup: Confrontation at the Children’s Magical Garden

More now from the Children's Magical Garden, where community activists, a real estate developer and police officers are engaged in a tense confrontation this afternoon. Several hours ago,  workers arrived on the scene at Stanton and Norfolk streets and...
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Photo: East River Park Track, Sunday midday. In the news this past week: --"In affordable housing vs. parking lot,...
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